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Topic title says "Opinion" and the text says "theory," but it read more like a prediction... Also not sure why people are treating that ad like Sony is 'showing their hand' for this year.



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I doubt it will get either the collection or KH3, but it will most likely get another spinoff



I think KH3 is a no brainer for Switch. It handles Unreal 4. I'm telling you, Switch is going to be a beast over there. Taking a game like Dragon Quest XI (PS4) and Kingdom Hearts 3 on the go and just coming back home, and instantly play it on the big screen, it's going to be amazing.



I don't think the Switch will get Kingdom Hearts 3 (at least not the home console versions) because it'll be too hard for it run the game ...



fatslob-:O said:
I don't think the Switch will get Kingdom Hearts 3 (at least not the home console versions) because it'll be too hard for it run the game ...

And you know it can't run it, how?



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Not the first time Sony's upcoming game reel missed didn't include KH, but included other SE games. Stop reaching.



I think it will too.

Even if they have to rework it a bit Switch apparently works well with Unreal Engine 4. Yes they'll probably have to downscale assets, but KH3 on Switch likely adds an additional 1+ million WW without much fuss I would think, and might even be the better selling version for the Japanese market.

It makes a hell of a lot more sense than a XBox One version.

They're already doing it for Dragon Quest XI (Unreal Engine 4 game). In fact this may have been one reason why Square-Enix dumped the Luminious Engine for Unreal Engine 4, so that they could cash in on future Nintendo portables (they likely knew about the Switch a while ago seeing as how they announced the first game for it). 

They need it to run, but they can strip it down quite a bit for Switch, portable mode could be 960x540/30 fps with no AA and downscaled assets and probably still look fine on a small screen. Docked mode could run at 720p with maybe a few added effects if they really care to add them. 



KrspaceT said:

And you know it can't run it, how?

And do you have any guarantees that it can run on the Switch ? 

The CPU in the Switch is more than 2x slower and the GPU is 10x slower than what's found in the PS4 and KH3 is probably targetting 30FPS much like the older games so cutting the framerate to 20FPS on the Switch won't do it ... 

Your only hope that the Switch will get KH3 is if the PS4 version is targetting a much higher performance profile like say 1080p@60fps while the Switch will be running at a sub-HD resolution with 20FPS ... 

I can even imagine a scenario in which the Switch will get a cell shaded treatment instead of the original artistic vision of the HD twins ...



fatslob-:O said:
KrspaceT said:

And you know it can't run it, how?

And do you have any guarantees that it can run on the Switch ? 

The CPU in the Switch is more than 2x slower and the GPU is 10x slower than what's found in the PS4 and KH3 is probably targetting 30FPS much like the older games so cutting the framerate to 20FPS on the Switch won't do it ... 

Your only hope that the Switch will get KH3 is if the PS4 version is targetting a much higher performance profile like say 1080p@60fps while the Switch will be running at a sub-HD resolution with 20FPS ... 

I can even imagine a scenario in which the Switch will get a cell shaded treatment instead of the original artistic vision of the HD twins ...

The 'do you have a guarantee' bit isn't the best way to argue. 

Also let's not forget we do not have any information from the actual people about what the game is playing. All we can know for sure, based on the difference in performance between U Breath and Switch Breath seen so far, is that it is stronger than the U.

I am not suggesting that the Switch will outpace them, but I am not going to pretend that it cannot reach similar levels. 

According to the online stats on the X1, the system has 8 Gbs of RAM, 768 shaders 854 MHZ AMD cards, and 1.31 terraflops, to the Wii U's 2 GBS RAM, 320 shaders, .352 terraflops and 550 MHZ.

Given that the 1 terraflop rumor covers a sizeable gap of performance (assuming that it is just 1 terraflop, I am not a huge power focuser), getting within the ballpark is rather likely. 

Especially if you note that they've had several years to find a way to advance that far. 



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